Dr. Lydia Brandt, assistant professor of art history at the University of South Carolina, shares valuable research and insight from her new book First in the Homes of His Countrymen: George Washington’s Mount Vernon in the American Imagination. Brandt chronicles the country’s fascination with the iconic Mount Vernon through advertising, prints, paintings, popular literature, and the full-scale replication of its architecture.
This program is the last lecture in our three-part lecture series, More than a Home held in conjunction with ReTooled.
Join the CMA this summer as we delve into the many faces of historic preservation. This three-part lecture series focuses on the intersection of art, history, craft, and construction. Held in conjunction with the current exhibition ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection.